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(ISC)² Survey Data Shows Women Increasingly Embracing Cybersecurity As A Career Path

Clearwater, Fla. (July 21, 2020) — (ISC)² has issued data from its 2019 Cybersecurity Workforce Study that sheds further light on the experiences and interest levels of women in the cybersecurity field, as well as the obstacles to success they still face today.

 

What: The survey data shows that more women working in cybersecurity today (63 percent) planned to follow that career path as early as their college days, as opposed to their male counterparts (54 percent), and that women between the ages of 25 and 34 have the highest level of interest in pursuing cybersecurity education. The study also indicates that there are still inequities present though, as 22 percent of women cited discrimination as a challenge they have experienced in their cybersecurity career. Women are also paid, on average, 21 percent less than their male counterparts globally.

 

Who: The data is based on responses from 975 women in cybersecurity (30 percent of the overall) who responded to the 2019 global study by (ISC)².

 

Where: To read the blog post in its entirety, please visit: https://community.isc2.org/t5/Blog/Women-in-Cybersecurity-Committed-to-the-Mission-Despite/ba-p/37403

 

About (ISC)²

(ISC)² is an international nonprofit membership association focused on inspiring a safe and secure cyber world. Best known for the acclaimed Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) certification, (ISC)² offers a portfolio of credentials that are part of a holistic, pragmatic approach to security. Our membership, more than 150,000 strong, is made up of certified cyber, information, software and infrastructure security professionals who are making a difference and helping to advance the industry. Our vision is supported by our commitment to educate and reach the general public through our charitable foundation – The Center for The Center for Cyber Safety and Education™. For more information on (ISC)², visit www.isc2.org, follow us on Twitter or connect with us on Facebook and LinkedIn.